A journey of becoming a Scribe and an introduction on how to start.
A look at four different arts…because why choose just one?
Creativity and madness are all apart of the process.
I am setting myself the task of designing and creating 12 Shakespearean characters + Shakespeare himself in the styles they would likely have been first presented wearing between 1595-1607
Research and creation of a couple of hennins as true to period as I could make them.
A doublet and two scrolls.
Welcome to my little corner of Athenaeum!
Research into and experimentation with a thrown weapon that was designed to be used in combat situations: specifically a weapon that the Romans used in the 3rd – 5th centuries AD, called a plumbata.
Tools of the healer’s art, remedies, and bringing an herb garden to a Crown event.
A historical look at the Gothic Scripts, from Early Gothic through to Fraktur, Making Oak Gall Ink, and Cutting of Quills.
Armenian needle lace is reputed as having the oldest history of pure lace.
Experimentation and redaction of ‘Another Sweet’ from De Re Conquinaria, a 5th Century Roman Cookbook.
Like most of us in the Hobby of a Thousand Hobbies, I have more irons in the fire than I had time to explain.
These projects have a broad range of historical accuracy but always with the intent to become more knowledgeable and move towards creating items that could have been found in our past.
Recreation of three period Rapier hilts and how they were constructed.
by Mecia Raposa A TOOTHACHE REMEDY: ITALY 1514 Introduction Giovanni Da Vigo was an Italian physician who published a text…
A new rabbit hole for a Bard.
Highlights from my project to reproduce one page from the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta using the same tools and materials a 16th century scribe would have.
A selection of 12th century women’s garments including bliauts, a chemise, and other styles of dresses.
An exploration of the challenges of drawing with silverpoint.
Several “mini” projects from 2020 in the realm of hats and accessories to work on my tailoring skills.
An in-depth examination of a reconstruction of a Roman recipe.
First exhibit pieces representing an escape toolkit useful throughout history. Each kit contains a book, a story, a vessel, and a drink found in that period and location.
In the beginning Well- the beginning of my story anyway, It was not until a little less than 4 years…
Why domestic furniture? As we learn about the people of the Middle Ages, we inevitably seek to discover how they engaged with their domestic environment. How did they physically approach their work? How did they sit and sleep? Did use of furniture reflect place in family, community, or society? What can materials and styles tell us about trade and the exchange of knowledge?
As I begin the journey to a Kingdom A&S entry, I would value feedback on my most complex entry, focused on analyzing Opus Anglicanum images.
I am just beginning and seeking insights on my concept, feedback on my planned process and early research, and tips for moving forward.
Nothing quite makes an outfit complete as having an amazing accessory that makes you feel great. This exhibit features two such accessories – a peacock feather and minivar bycocket, and a honeycomb smocked apron.
A look at an embroidered journal cover and a cart caparison
A small selection of work I have done in various types, because I’m a squirrel and it’s too fun to stick to one hobby!
Exploration of the Oseberg 12L1 woven band, the pattern, fibers, and theories about what it may have looked like in period. I have also been using modern technology to make learning more accessible to beginning tablet weavers.
A sharing of some of the woodworking projects I have undertaken in the past year. Covering online classes, furniture making, and a walk through of bentwood boxes from log to finished box..
An overview of the various arts and sciences I research including alchemy, indigo dyeing, shibori, and linguistics
My 2020 Scythian clothing project.
An overview of beekeeping from antiquity through modern times. Looking at hive designs, tools, methods, myths and theories.
Research and Re-creation of a Baltic States mitten based on extant fragments from Estonia.
A sample of wool cloth based on an extant textile excavated from Baynard’s Castle.
Embroidery in silk based on extant finds in the eras around the Song Dynasty.
San Gong Chuangzi Nu appears in a Song Dynasty document. There is a good bit of talk about it but no consensus as to how it worked. This project seeks to remedy that.
I am fascinated by the history of fabrics and the stories we tell with clothing. My goal was to research and make two sets of garb that reflect the story of our SCA personas– an Italian merchant widow remarried to a Frenchman from a minor noble family.
An overview of research into the history and evolution of fairy tales; a brief study of frame story narratives; and an introduction to an original project, Quarantameron.
In 2013 I decided to do a year of Viking food for events to match my persona. A short time later, after digging into research I realized this was not going to be a short term project. There are very few primary sources, arguably there are none. Everything that we have is secondary or tertiary and undoubtedly wrong. This presentation is my evolving work at becoming steadily less wrong.
A discussion of cartography, both historical and modern, my experiences in map making, and what was involved in my current project.
Disability in the Middle Ages research and other projects.
Leather is a fantastic and underused material, and I am excited to keep learning about it. I hope other people want to learn about it, too.
Get more leather! Carry around your stuff!
This exhibit includes some finger loop braids, some uses that I have put them to and PDFs with instructions to make them.